Leib

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German līb, from Proto-Germanic *lībą. Cognate of Dutch lijf (body), English life, Swedish liv (life, waist).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Leib m (genitive Leibs or Leibes, plural Leiber)

  1. (literary, archaic) the body (the body as a whole entity)
    die Frucht meines Leibes
  2. (literary, archaic) the trunk, torso (especially without limbs)
  3. (literary, archaic) the belly, abdomen
  4. (literary, archaic) the stomach

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External links[edit]

  • Leib in Duden online